“A complaint was filed and several hearings took place. We also issued a showcause notice to the power distribution company. After a thorough examination we found that it was indeed a case of non-compliance and a penalty was imposed,” said DERC chairman P D Sudhakar.
BYPL has also been given a warning to adhere to all the rules and orders of the DERC. The complainant S K Maheshwari said that this is the first time that such a harsh penalty has been imposed on the discom, since the Electricity Act came into existence in 2003.